Goldmining in the desert of Nevada in the summer of 1940

 Collection
Identifier: 98-01

Scope and Contents

Anna's reminiscences describe the conditions under which she and her sister Dagmar mined in the Nevada desert, their adventures, Dagmar's efforts to find a teaching job, and future husband Ernest Rink's courtship of Anna. Also included are two photographs of Anna and Dagmar cooking over an outdoor fire and practicing their marksmanship with a gun.

Dates

  • 1940

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Literary and copyrights owned by Lyon County Museum.

Biographical Note

Anna Margarethe Fredricksen (b. 1919) and her sister, Dagmar Fredricksen (later Carrica) were natives of Denmark who came to Nevada where Dagmar attended the University of Nevada. They spent the summer of 1940 mining under the tutelege of Ernest Rink near Cambridge, southeast of Hawthorne, Nevada.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (62 pages)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Anna Margarethe Fredricksen were natives of Denmark who came to Nevada where Dagmar attended the University of Nevada. Anna's reminiscences describe the conditions under which she and her sister Dagmar mined in the Nevada desert (1940).

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lyon County Museum; Yerington, Nevada

Location of Originals

Lyon County Museum;,215 S. Main Street, Yerington, NV 89447.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1998-04

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.

General Note

Photocopies of originals owned by Lyon County Museum.
Title
Guide to the Goldmining in the desert of Nevada in the summer of 1940
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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